Meeting: Northeast Dubois Schools

The Northeast Dubois School Board met Tuesday and:

• Approved transferring $50,000 from the operations fund to the rainy day fund.

• Approved hiring Andy Chinn as a half-time assistant principal for the junior/senior high school for the 2020-21 school year. Chinn also serves as the corporation’s director of improvement, assessment and technology.

• Approved adding a Friday afternoon preschool option for 3-year-old students and a full day option for 4-year-old students.

• Approved increasing the preschool registration fee to $45 per student.

• Approved updates to the Neola Inc. school board policies. Neola Inc. is an independent organization that recommends policy and bylaw updates for member school boards.

• Approved corporation treasurer and deputy treasurer bonds at $50,000 each for 2020. The bonds protect the school against financial crimes and are required by law.

• Approved property and casualty insurance renewal for 2020 with the Educational Services Centers Risk Funding Trust.

• Set the 2020 organizational meeting for 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 6, at the corporation office, 5379 E. Main St., Dubois.

• Set a public work session to discuss phase 2 of construction projects around the corporation for 6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 13 at the corporation office, 5379 E. Main St., Dubois.

• Approved adding Clerk of the Works Gary Bair to the corporation payroll.

• Approved a $300 stipend for teachers who help move their classrooms over the summer.

• Heard that the corporation received its final 2020 tax rate from the Indiana Department of Local Government Finance. The 2020 tax rate will be .9114, or $0.91 per $100 of assessed value. The 2019 tax rate was .9259, and the 2018 rate was .9850.

• Heard that the Northeast Dubois High School library received a $150 grant from the Herald Endowment for Literacy with the Dubois County Community Foundation.

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